Comal County Adds Another 82 COVID-19 Cases, Reports 833 Active Cases
Comal County reported 82 new and 833 active cases of COVID-19 today
Sixty-six of the new cases are probable and 16 are confirmed. The 833 active cases are both confirmed and probable. Of those, 59 are hospitalized. The total number of deceased remains at 186.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate is 22.61%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 10.70%. Trauma Service P — which includes Comal County — is at 21.83%.
On Monday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 84 COVID-19 patients. Of those, 15 are in intensive care and nine are on ventilators. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents. Not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in county hospitals.
Twenty-eight additional recoveries were confirmed, for a total of 5,855.
Location Breakdown of New Cases
New Braunfels – 51
North of Canyon Lake – 3
South of Canyon Lake – 1
S. Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 4
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 23
Fair Oaks – 0
Age Range of New Cases
Under 20 – 19
20’s – 14
30’s/40’s – 27
50s/60s – 18
70 and older – 4
As of Monday morning, Public Health reports
- 48,379 tests conducted
- 3,992 confirmed cases
- 2,871 probable cases
- 11 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 6,874 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 5,031
Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 980
South of Canyon Lake – 368
North of Canyon Lake – 266
Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) – 203
Fair Oaks Ranch – 26
“Probable case” is a category established by the Texas Department of State Health Services to describe those who do not have a positive PCR test for COVID-19 but meet two of the three criteria:
- Meets clinical criteria and epidemiologic linkage with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for SARS-CoV-2.
- Meets presumptive laboratory evidence, which is detection of SARS-CoV-2 by antigen test in a respiratory specimen.
- Meets vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory evidence for SARS-CoV-2.
A probable case is treated identically to a confirmed case and counts toward the county’s positivity rate and total case tally.
A ‘suspect’ case meets supportive laboratory evidence with no prior history of being a confirmed or probable case. It is also counted towards the total case tally. Supportive laboratory evidence means:
- Detection of specific antibody in serum, plasma or whole blood.
- Detection of specific antigen by immunocytochemistry in an autopsy specimen.